17 PhD and Postdoc Positions in Cardiac Research in Germany

The German Collaborative Research Centre “Heterocellular Nature of Cardiac Lesions: Identities, Interactions, Implications” is recruiting 13 PhD students and 4 post-docs to join cutting-edge research that aims to develop insight and tools to improve clinical outcomes after heart lesioning — to make better scars!

Deadline is 30 June 2020.

Candidates are expected to be pro-active minds with skills across the board of biomedical research. The majority of positions will be at Freiburg University and the Freiburg-based Max Plank Institute for Immunology and Epigenetics, with a number of additional posts at the Universities of Heidelberg, Bonn and Frankfurt/M. Applicants for a PhD should hold a first-class MSc, post-docs are expected to show an emerging track-record of independent research, as witnessed by peer-reviewed publications. English-language skills at level B2 or better are required.

Applications for Post-doc positions

Applications for Post-doc positions may be submitted to info@sfb1425.uni-freiburg.de.

Please send us one single PDF, containing your (i) motivation letter, (ii) detailed CV, (iii) BSc and MSc diploma and transcripts, (iv) evidence of Language ability (English, B2), and (v) contact details of a minimum of 2 referees whom we may contact.

Applications for PhD studentships

Applications for PhD studentships will be processed via the Cardiovascular Track of the International Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine (SGBM). Applications will therefore need to be submitted via the SGBM submission portal.


How-To: on the SGBM site, you will first be asked to register. Important: Please make sure to select the “Cardiovascular Research” radio button when you register, otherwise you will be re-directed to the wrong application mask.

Once registered your email address will be verified. After successful verification, you will receive an email with a registration number SGBM-2020-XXXX and instructions on how to proceed with the application. As soon as you start filling out your application, the information you have entered will be automatically saved by the system. Please note: you will be logged out if no entries are made for a while. You will then have to re-login to continue your application.

Relevant information/documents required for PhD application:

  • Personal data/contact details;

  • Bachelor and Master degrees (or equivalent): transcripts and certificates;

  • Proof of English proficiency;

  • Two reference letters: you will have to download the referee form, fill in your details incl. your SGBM-2020-XXXX number, and email this to your referees. The referees will email their reference directly to the SGBM coordination office.

  • Motivation statement and research interest: please state your first-choice PhD project number as listed below. You will be able to list up to three more projects you would like to be considered for.

Contact: info@sfb1425.uni-freiburg.de


The CRC 1425 “The Heterocellular Nature of Cardiac Lesions: Identities, Interactions, Implications” has been approved by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and will be funded with 11 million euros for four years, starting on 1st July 2020.

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